Sex, the Sultan and the scandal: as the joy of ruined Ibrahim I and why he was called "Insane"By Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/sex-the-sultan-and-the-scandal-as-the-joy-of-ruined-ibrahim-i-and-why-he-was-called-insane
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"One day 8 Aug 1648 in Turkey amounted to a very successful Palace conspiracy against the Sultan Ibrahim I, known as "the Fool." This monarch ruled Ottoman Empire for 8 years, and eventually got all so that the conspirators joined even his own mother. Understand: it is necessary to try, so mother to feed the child, pies, staged a coup d'etat. However, in order.
25-year-old Ibrahim spent four years in custody in a special room of the Sultan's harem ("capece"), and it is from the age of seven lived in an underground prison, without someone to talk to: administered to him exclusively by deaf-mute eunuchs.
Surprised, but the boy was lucky. In medieval Turkey existed a sweet tradition — perhaps the next Sultan ascended the throne, he ordered to kill their brothers, cousins and nephews, not to claim the throne. Well, for inner peace. But the mother of Ibrahim persuaded the then Sultan Murad IV not to cut a potential rival just in case. "To kill something you always have time — said the Sultana Kesem. — And suddenly the boy useful?".Therefore, when Ibrahim came to announce that he became the new Sultan, the young man wisely blocked the door with a sofa and a coffee table. "I know you, — he said to the messengers. — I suppose it's the executioners planted. Go, today do not accept. And tomorrow, too. Come five years later after lunch." He too prove, beg... to no avail. In General, I had (no joke) to bring under the prison door the corpse of Murad IV. Ibrahim handed through a window a hand, felt a body — no, not like pretending to be really dead. Out. "Congratulations, your Majesty." "Thank you."
But then the fun began. Imagine a child sitting in detention. Women are not seen. What to do with them generally has no idea. And the throne-it needs an heir. More one of the men left. Sent to the Sultan once a naked concubine, he drank some coffee, and back released, giving a Cape — "don't go so in the harem, the weather is cold."
Broke the erotic crisis. Ibrahim and the Grand vizier, and the mother with all the delicacy of the hint — is time to urgently children to produce. And he asked — how? To kiss, and then they are born? Called the local expert, glorious rich love experience — Jingi-Hodge. This Turkish Casanova supplied the Sultan stimulating drugs, and her mother personally selected the girls: and four years, but the Sultan without any rest, and worked to fabricate heirs to the throne.
Meanwhile, the Russian Cossacks destroyed the fortress of Azov. And the Sultan all in bed trying, directly into the sweat. "Great Allah, — sighs mother. — First in bed to get now to get didn't work".
Replicating the light of the three sons, Ibrahim I decided to take state. It turned out a lot worse than bed exercises. First, the Sultan got involved in an unsuccessful war with the Venetians (she lasted another 21 years after his death), then stuck in the undercover games at the court. Started endless punishment. The Grand vizier (Prime Minister) killed a favourite of the Sultan Ibrahim, and the ear does not. Then to the Sultan, come and say there's something suspicious this vizier. Maybe choke him? The Sultan does not object. And did not check — they say that gentlemen are supposed to believe in the word, and we have Turkey all around gentlemen.
To pay girls the Sultan took the money from the Treasury, and soon came the default — after all, the concubine received 1 000 silver coins in a day, but sultans (niece and sister of Ibrahim) is only 400, complaining of extreme poverty: they lacked the purchase of diamonds and the construction of villas of ivory. Mom yelling at son, he confiscated her property, and the palaces of all the relatives — the proceeds again spent on mistresses. So did mom do?
In the end, the Sultan began to kidnap pretty girls from noble parents. Spend the night with her — and sends back. Istanbul brought to a white heat. All the nobility, the army, and the courtiers just went crazy. So think — would you rather a virgin left the man, lived not grieve: no, I was taught to carnal pleasures on your head. The Janissaries staged a revolt, seized the last of the vizier Ahmed Pasha, and chopped his sword — dead received posthumous nickname "hazarai" (a thousand pieces). "The health — cheerful Ibrahim said I Want other viziers to cut, don't be shy — I in Istanbul, as many as you want". Then had to overthrow the Sultan himself.
8 Aug 1648 Muslim clergy issued a fatwa (law), declared the Sultan deposed for insulting Islam. Then Ibrahim remembered the mother Kasem and her pies — rushed to her quickly, asked: you really try, that the people have not overthrown. However, the mother was upset with the confiscation of property, and invited the son to resign. After this, the Sultan arrested the black eunuchs. Why black, why eunuchs about that Ottoman history is silent... for conspiracy, I guess.The head of the clergy promised Ibrahim that is not stained with the hands of the Royal blood, and similarly, the Janissaries swore on the Koran. The former Sultan was dragged to prison, scoring the door shut and leaving in the chamber only a window for passing food. I guess the Sultan because of their addictions asked to push through a couple of slender concubines, but hardly listened to him. "Well, — decided Ibrahim — I'm not used to. Sat early, sit now. And then you look again a corpse under the door will bring, it happens." The Sultan of Turkey declared his six year old son Mehmed, who received the IV room.
Spent Ibrahim so 9 days, and then the door opened. He was terribly excited — he thinks well, the new Sultan died, and my name is on the Kingdom. And camera come strong guys and say pray to Allah, Ibrahim. Ordered us to execute you. "How so?! — were indignant a prisoner. Because the Janissaries have solemnly sworn not to shed my blood!".
The executioners surprised. "And who told you that we shoot and cut come from? Yes, God forbid. Don't blame decent people. A drop of blood on the floor won't fall. We you silk rope to the light send, with all due respect to the office." And strangled, you know.
From the sad fate of Ibrahim should not join the post a virgin, do not quarrel with your mother, and read the fine print at the bottom of the page entering into the contract. Then you will surely avoid all the challenges of living this controversial Sultan."
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